Beyonce camouflages her bump for NYFW: cute or attention-seeking?


These are new photos of Beyonce at New York Fashion Week today, Tuesday. Bey and her sister Solange were photographed at the Vera Wang show. Okay… shall we talk about her bump? I understand that her bump might be expertly camouflaged by this tiny little babydoll, empire-waist bubble dress, but Beyonce’s bump still looks somehow… different/smaller than it looked at the VMAs, a little more than two weeks ago.


So let’s talk conspiracy theories. Immediately after the VMAs, some Bey-haters were throwing shade on the bump, claiming that it was just an old-fashioned pillow. Many of us noted that just a few weeks before the VMAs, Beyonce had been wearing skin-tight costumes that didn’t reveal any kind of bump. Then, last week Media Takeout reported that a “top industry insider” said that Beyonce was definitely wearing a prosthetic belly. The insider claims that Bey is definitely pregnant, but that she’s still in her first trimester, about eight or nine weeks along, and that “She wanted the announcement to be dramatic, so she made sure she had a baby bump.” Then, just over the weekend, paparazzi got shots of Bey and Jay on holiday – Bey was wearing a bikini, and her bump looked different there too. She had some swelling in her abdomen, but it didn’t really look like the prominent “bump” she had at the VMAs.


And now these photos… maybe I’m just mistaking the actual bump for netting and fabric. Maybe Beyonce just knows how to mask her bump (even when she’s wearing a ‘kini?!?). Maybe I should stop the Beyonce hatin’. But I really do wonder what’s up.

Oh, and I hate the bubble dress. Her face looks good (tweaked, but okay), but the dress with the exposed leg… it makes her look tacky.



Photos courtesy of Fame & Pacific Coast News.

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  1. sharylmj says:

    it looks like she forgot her pants.. I hate that… it’s too short to be a dress!!! other than that she looks pretty cute..

  2. bubba says:

    She just stopped sucking in hence the bump at the beach..

  3. Cindy says:

    If the dress went to the netting line and the netting went longer I would absolutely love this dress. It is too short. And those heels scare me!!!
    I would be afraid to fall!

  4. tmbg says:

    I’m not digging the Baby Huey getup.

  5. Franny says:

    The cut of the “dress” and shoes is not doing her legs any favors. Its a very strange look.

  6. Amanda says:

    Did nobody notice the ridiculousness of Solange??

  7. Rita says:


    I always wanted to party with the popular girls but I could never come up with something as cool as “…throwing shade on the bump…”. You A-List Hollywood gossip gals deserve your ranking.

  8. mln76 says:

    OH JEEZ there is no baby bump mystery. It’s called Spanx. Beyonce is and shall remain a master at Spanx.

  9. Julia says:

    They are both ridiculous in those outfits !

    That ‘thing’ Bey has on is way too short…only toddlers could put wide dresses that short.

  10. bagladey says:

    It’s Fashion Week so I guess it looks good.

  11. John Wayne Lives says:

    I’m sorry, is she on a lost episode of “Toddlers and Tiaras, We’re all grownup now”? Please with that “dress”. fug, fug, fug. And I’m not just talking about her thighs.

  12. LMS says:

    @mln76 — You can’t Spanx down a baby bump. It’s too firm and it would be very uncomfortable.

  13. Novaraen says:

    um…i imagine that her dress isn’t meant for a preggo belly and she’s got it hiked up a bit higher than usual. Other than that…the bubble skirt looks awful and accentuates the fact that girl has some thick thighs.

    Solange looks good by comparison…color blindness and all.

  14. brin says:

    She looks like a walking pumpkin.

  15. Miss Kitty says:

    She looks like an exploding cannoli. Damn, now I want “Mike’s Pastry”.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    The hem for her bubble dress hits at a wide part of her thighs. It makes her look chunky. Should have been a bit longer.

  17. Nunya Bizness says:

    What’s the problem with thick thighs? She should be scrawny and looked malnourished? Is that what you’re saying?

  18. carrie says:

    her new new nose job is good and why did she forget her pants?
    it must be hard to be Solange

  19. phaksi says:

    She is about to become someone’s mother, she needs to stop constantly flashing her ‘secret garden’

  20. Monie says:

    Black men actually appreciate thick thighs on their Black women. So I think Jay-Z doesn’t mind them. Check out Bossip, they have an article dedicated to the glorious thighs of several Black female entertainers.

  21. janie says:

    those other websites accusing her of faking a bump are riduculous! up until I was 20 weeks pregnant, I would wake up in the morning and look very flat, and would look more and more pregnant as the day went on.

  22. Kimbob says:

    Yes…I totally agree w/@Amanda & @Julia. I think they both look tacky and ridiculous….GAUDY..the both of them.

    They need to book it back home & go back to the drawing board & re-think their fashion choices/taste.

  23. AP says:

    Miss Kitty, Mike’s cannolis are good, but the Modern’s are SO MUCH better! Now I want one too. I wish I still live in MA

  24. Bubbling says:

    So are you telling me that no one projectile-vomited at the sight of those shoes?

  25. Jen says:

    That skirt is so short- she wants another big reveal, but this time from a different direction…. Jeez.

  26. Pyewacket says:

    That is one dumb effing outfit!

  27. HannahF says:

    I’m glad someone else’s mind went where mine did. I totally thought Toddlers and Tiaras. It’s an over the top poofy skirt that is so starched and wide that one’s arms cannot hang straight down.

  28. RobN says:

    Do we have to have a conspiracy theory about every single celebrity who gets pregnant? It’s so sixth grade.

  29. Twez says:

    It’s obvious she had a prosthetic bump at the VMAs.

  30. Isa says:

    She was probably constipated and bloated at the VMAS, hence the larger bump.

  31. beany says:

    ridiculous – just like serena williams, all money but no class

  32. Ycnan says:

    Anyone commenting on the bump looking bigger or smaller depending on the photo probably has never been pregnant. It’s just so silly.

  33. texasmom says:

    It is sort of silly, but she is one of those RADIANT pregnant ladies so I think she is pulling it off.

    I think Solange looks GREAT — I love how she is rocking her natural hair! Hope Beyonce’s wearing a wig and not getting tons of crazy hair chemical treatments during her pregnancy.

  34. Jackson says:

    Oh Lord, there is nothing cute about that thing she is wearing. Fug x 1000 and that goes for the shoes, too. Look at me! Look at me!!!

  35. Rio says:

    This will out me as a science nerd, but…that dress looks like the skull of a baleen whale.

    Rule #1 of fashion: your hemline should never look like it can filter krill.

  36. vixenela says:

    I don’t think there is a conspiracy. When I was pregnant, I didn’t need maternity clothes until my 8th month, and even then it was just pants. Some days I looked pregnant, and some days I didn’t. The days when I did look pregnant were the days when I wore maternity pants, so my guess is she had maternity clothes on at the VMAs, and other days she just knows how to dress to conceal.

  37. Dena says:

    Solange actually looks decent for a change. No comment on the Diana Ross hair.

  38. anonymoose says:

    beyonce, dressed dumb as usual. but i’ve never seen her wear a shower scrubber before!

    what’s with the awful hair on both of these sisters?

    at least solange is dressed well from the shoulders down to those chic pencil pants down to those fetching shoes. i have unkind words for her pedi though.

    but beyonce: A LEATHER SHOWER SCRUBBER IS WHAT THAT IS! NOT an outfit.

    and those things on her feet look like AN ORTHOPEDIC CRAFT PROJECT made of BANDAIDS, RUBBERBANDS, AND A SOUP LADLE. fashion week is a circus, not about looking good, apparently.

  39. Dan says:

    Bey is only trying to get her fading fame back by announcing a fake pregnancy to d media,in which she would get more attention..FUCK THE ILLU’S,dAMN ThE blood-sucking devils!?!

  40. lolas says:

    She looks ridiculous, but she seems to do so with such good humour that it passes for me. Except for the shoes. The shoes are really, really bad.

  41. Joanna says:

    Not everybody has stick-thin mile long legs. My white boyfriend loves my thick thighs, he told me one day when I was complaining about them. So there are white guys that like thick thighs too.

  42. mojoman says:

    I still cant understand these phantom baby bump conspiracy theories (kelly preston’s, katie holmes’s). I didnt even look pregnant until I was in my 6th month and a lot of my friends couldnt believe it (I am 5’2 so a lot of people thought the bump should be more obvious because of my stature) but every woman’s body is different and you cant measure how far along you are until the last trimester (in general).

  43. mimi says:

    hookerish — and she does not have legs that can be on display

  44. Skinnybetch says:

    I honestly don’t believe she’s pregnant. Her album tanked and she needed a gimmick to make her relevant again. Kudos to her for not going the sex tape route though. A fake pregnancy is so much classier.

  45. Carolyn says:

    If she’s so excited to finally be pregnant why is she hiding her bump? Doesn’t make sense.

  46. Jaye E says:

    Oh lord…this discussion is ridic. Can’t she just be pregnant? When I was preggo I was like #22 (sorry, couldn’t make out your name) I’d wake up bumpless,and then as the day progressed, the bump was more pronounced.

  47. aida says:

    Definitely fake baby bum at the wma

  48. baum says:

    it’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  49. candi says:

    What’s all the hate about our queen being preggs, jealous much!!!! Well if you lot doubt her only time will tell, lets all wacth #Fail

  50. Quest says:

    Horrible outfit…I am one that believe Bey had on some kinda enhancement for the VMAs, the bikini pics don’t lie. Bey just wanted to emphasis the pregnancy at the show.

  51. BlackMamba says:

    I know Bey is hearing those rumours…I’m sure there will be a photo opp in a bikini on her annual holiday with her husband when she is fully showing…what will people say then? Will they eat their words? Or will they come up with something crazy like “oh Bey had scientists inject her stomach with silicone or some alien product so she can get attention”. Giant eyeroll at how cynical people are these days.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    @ Joanna
    The issue is not that she has thick thighs. I do too but I don’t wear clothes that emphasize them. And the bubble factor of that dress only makes it worse. So its not about her body, its about her choice of clothes.

  53. Lindy says:

    @janie–I totally forgot about that part pf pregnancy, but it’s true–I could start the day with a min-bump and by the end of the day (a full day with lots of standing on hard old wood floors–I’m a college professor) it was like my core muscles just gave up. I would come home looking a month farther on than I did in the morning. So maybe that’s all that’s going on…?

    That said, the poofy toddler dress thing is horrid, horrid, horrid.

  54. Goofpuff says:

    The bubble is stupid looking. Her heels are ridiculous for pregnancy. What if she falls? A lower wedge heel would serve her better. You can see her holding on to keep balance. Oy more bad dressing from beybey.

  55. Lady D says:

    Baby Huey outfit, LOL.
    “I think Solange looks GREAT — I love how she is rocking her natural hair!” I like her hair too.

  56. DeE says:

    these ladies love letting the flesh of their buttocks get stuck to their seating. Wow

  57. Mei says:

    KAISER & THE REST OF YOU UNDER THE BUS HATERS: At the VMA’s she had on a cumberbond! You dumb fucks!
    She did nothing to enhance her tummy and even gave it to you bare on vacation. Get out of her uterus and out of ass. She’s the MILF you’re boyfriend or husband dreams of and was the dream girl for them b4 being preggers and will go back to being their dream after she drops her bundle of joy. Haters even hating on her pregnant. You know she’s the Queen.

  58. Cher says:

    I don’t care about the dress, she looks absolutely gorgeous & happy.

  59. Jeannified says:

    I think she looks cute, though I prefer Solange’s outfit. I DO love those shoes that Beyonce is wearing, though. They look like Nike high heels.

  60. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    The tried and true ‘jealous haters’ defense, now it’s going to get as original and intelligent as the dickens in here. Think Tank Popcorn, anyone?

  61. Ally says:

    Interesting shoes, but otherwise — ridonculous.

  62. make a baby says:

    trying to find you, what is your facebook or myspace?

  63. Dallasshowgirl says:

    The important ? is who is that sexy beast in the cream suit

  64. Kim says:

    Hideous outfit. Beyonce tries so hard to be fashionable but she doesnt have it in her no matter how much money she has.

  65. Claire78 says:

    This is the first time I have thought Solange looks great. These girls have the worst taste in clothes – does their Mother still design their outfits??

  66. Blithe says:

    I’m sorry. Really happy for her and all, but that dress is THE most fug thing I’ve ever seen. Bar none.

  67. JaneWonderfalls says:

    @Skinnybetch I agree, at the awards show her stomach looked bigger and on the beach it was barely a bump. Everything about this girl is fake even her pregnancy. Until she delivers, I don’t believe it.